Wound Comprehensive Course Outline

Wound Comprehensive Course Description: 


Unravelling the complexities of wound care. This program is designed for community nurses, aged care nurses, acute care nurses, outreach nurses, practice nurses, and others attending wound care-podiatrists, OT, physio, pharmacists and medical students.The program will challenge some current practices and involve workshops on problem solving, describing wound tissue, setting aims, product selection, compression therapy, off-loading of the foot wounds, topical negative pressure devices and latest research in the area of wound healing physiology. A visit to the vascular lab and hyperbaric chambers provide students with the opportunity to explore various avenues in wound management.
Day One

  • Normal wound healing physiology- Acute to chronic, Nutrition
  • Other factors influencing healing
  • Systemic Medications & Wound healing
  • Wound tissue assessment and making the link
  • A trade display from leading wound care companies

Day Two

  • Wound products and devices
  • Acute wounds such as skin tears, surgical wounds, burns, skin grafts and flaps
  • Malignancies and unusual wounds
  • Wound dehiscence and TNP therapy

Day Three

  • The high risk foot
  • Pressure injury & pressure reduction devices
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • Tour of hyperbaric unit
  • Vascular investigations
  • ABPI theory and practice

Day Four

  • Visit to vascular laboratory
  • Lower limb ulceration and compression bandaging theory workshop
  • Consolidating knowledge with practicum sessions, photos, papers Q &A

Certified hours of Professional Development (Nursing and Midwifery): 24 hours

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